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“Chill” out with the Footlighters

“Be More Chill” at Carlton Commons
April 6, 2018

Last weekend the Case Western Reserve University Footlighters put on a production of “Be More Chill.” During its four-show and three-day run from March 29 to April 1 audiences were taken back to the...

A musical full of teenage angst

November 11, 2016

This past weekend from Thursday, Nov. 3 through Sunday, Nov. 5, CWRU Footlighters, Case Western Reserve University’s student-run musical theater group put on “Heathers: The Musical” at Carlton Commons....

SPR reinforces Thwing as “heart of campus”

The Thwing Center is chosen by the Student President Roudtable as the heart of the campus for its homelike environment.
September 30, 2016

The Student Presidents’ Roundtable (SPR) established the Thwing Center as the heart of Case Western Reserve University’s campus and determined to modify it to fit the needs of CWRU students. The SPR...

Little shop of wonders

The Footlighters performed
March 31, 2016

This past weekend, street urchins and a bloodthirsty plant sang together as the Case Footlighters put on a performance of “Little Shop of Horrors.” Expectations were high and the audience was large...

Don’t feed the plants

Don't feed the plants
“Little Shop of Horrors” opens this Thursday
March 17, 2016

“Little Shop of Horrors” is a popular play in theaters this season; the entertaining show saw a successful run at the Cleveland Play House and is being performed in several high school theaters in...

“First Date” gives a good first impression

“First Date” gives a good first impression
October 30, 2015

My first impression of “First Date” was made during the opening number, “The One,” which immediately showcased the energetic eccentricities that would follow. The musical follows Casey (Mara Grigg)...

Dinner and a show

Characters confront their baggage in the
The Footlighters present their fall show "First Date: The Musical"
October 22, 2015

This weekend, The Case Footlighters will be putting on “First Date: The Musical,” directed by fourth-year Case Western Reserve University student Beth Magid. The musical theater group is entirely student-run...

Fall theater previews

August 27, 2015

Our campus offers a diverse array of shows through various theater groups. With so many options, there is no reason not to attend one. One of the theater groups on campus is the Players’ Theatre Group,...

Welcome to Urinetown

Footlighters put on a captivating performance of
Footlighters’ opening show glitchy, but good
April 2, 2015

At the opening night of a show, you need to take mistakes with a grain of salt. Actors are still fully getting into their roles, set changes can be a little clunky and lighting and sound crews often have...

“Evil Dead” struggles to come alive onstage

Evil Dead
November 14, 2014

Zombie blood sprays across the stage as our hero beheads his undead girlfriend, whose severed head continues to taunt him on its own. This was not the goriest scene in last weekend’s “Evil Dead: The...

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